Rights and Duties

This quote from Diane Moczar’s book, The Church under Attack: Five Hundred Years that Split the Church and Scattered the Flock, has made me a bad American. As of last Thursday I began to think that some of the supposed “rights” that our forefathers planned for us aren’t necessarily rights. Reading this book enlightened me to…

Homemade Sacred Art

Do you remember that missal cover project I started weeks ago? I got it finished in time for it to be an Easter gift for my mother. In the above view you can see the front and back covers, and below is a view of just the front cover. I don’t mind telling you, it was…

Blessed Easter!

“Hail, festal day, venerable of all ages By which God conquers hell and holds the stars Behold, it declares grace for a reborn world All gifts have returned with their Lord. For indeed, after hellish sorrows, to the triumphing Christ: grove with green and buds with flower, everywhere give laud. The Crucified One was God,…

Art for Holy Saturday

It’s Holy Saturday, and Our Lord’s Sacred Body is in the tomb. Yesterday I prayed in the church where the Eucharist had been taken out of the tabernacle, and so the doors of the tabernacle were open, the candle was dark, and the curtain behind the tabernacle’s golden doors was tied up to show the emptiness inside.…

Why Restore Christian Culture?

The motto of the St. Catherine Catholic Culture Center is “Restoring Christian Culture through the Domestic Church.” Really a mission, not a motto, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how big a project restoring Christian culture is, and how many people need to be actively involved, whatever they happen to do for a living. From where…

10 Ways to Celebrate a Christian Easter

Did the title of this post strike you as extremely ironic? It is ironic, because of our wayward culture that has gone totally off course, of course! But, the great news is, we can evangelize this culture by celebrating! (Perhaps that should be this site’s new motto, “Evangelization through celebration.”) We must celebrate especially hard to joyfully keep the…